Last week White House Press Secretary Jay Carney appeared on Fox News with Jenna Lee and faced questions over the cancellations of the White House tours that had been blamed on sequestration cuts. When Lee asked why the Easter Egg Roll, which family members of congress attend, had not been cancelled, Carney snapped “Well, actually, Jenna, again, if you did a little reporting you’d know that the Easter Egg Roll is open for a lot of military families. It’s paid for by the sale of those eggs that come out as well as donations from the outside."
It was a churlish and condescending moment for a man known for reserving special vitriol for journalists from outlets not used to acting as stenographers for his operation. Now it appears maybe Carney is the one who did sloppy homework and incomplete reporting. It turns out the Easter Egg Roll is in danger of being cancelled according to a disclaimer printed on invitations that went out this weekend. Maybe if Carney did a little reporting he'd know that this White House would stop at nothing, even disappointing little children of military families who look forward to an Easter tradition on the White House lawn, to score political points with "low information voters."